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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #300 on: May 30, 2018, 06:57:34 PM »
In general how is the driving in Florence and Pisa? I understand that you can't really drive in the cities (ZTL) but trying to figure out if better off taking the train to Pisa & renting there, or renting in Florence and driving to Pisa. ( I will need a car after).
I understand that the driving through Tuscany is supposed to be gorgeous
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #301 on: May 30, 2018, 06:59:55 PM »
I understand that the driving through Tuscany is supposed to be gorgeous
It is, just don't get lost.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #302 on: May 30, 2018, 07:01:26 PM »
Google maps?
It is, just don't get lost.
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #303 on: May 30, 2018, 07:11:38 PM »
Google maps?
I did that, until I ran into an area without service and the GPS on my phone didn't know where to send me.

Oh, and I couldn't download all of Tuscany on my phone as it was too big.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #304 on: May 30, 2018, 07:29:21 PM »
I did that, until I ran into an area without service and the GPS on my phone didn't know where to send me.

Oh, and I couldn't download all of Tuscany on my phone as it was too big.
I got basically Rome to Venice in one download now. The max size is bigger
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #305 on: May 31, 2018, 12:46:05 AM »
Anyone have experience taking train from Rome  to Florence?
Where/what  is the best way to buy tickets?
TIA
The train was about an hour and a half, I bought it in the station, it's super easy there

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #306 on: May 31, 2018, 02:54:39 AM »
The train was about an hour and a half, I bought it in the station, it's super easy there
Thanks, I'm trying to buy in advance so i can plan timewise better.
Cant find the site  though....

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #307 on: May 31, 2018, 02:59:06 AM »
Going to Florence for one day and can't decide what to do, any suggestions?  Btw I'm not so interested in museums/art.. Thanks
We are going and will have 1 day in Florence, arriving on train from Rome and returning same day. What would you suggest for us, non art lovers (but prob will want to go see the David)

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #308 on: May 31, 2018, 06:56:47 AM »
It's a pretty city to walk around in, as long as the weather cooperates. There is the shul, which is worth seeing if interested. Also many craftsman (especially leather) selling the wares on the street. There is certainly enough to do. And, if you can get approval to eat at Ruth's (different views on its kashrus - assuming it's still there), we thought it was great food.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #309 on: May 31, 2018, 07:35:45 AM »
Thanks, I'm trying to buy in advance so i can plan timewise better.
Cant find the site  though....
The times were super flexible and I wanted to keep it open just in case.
Try goeruo.com (not sure about spelling) for prices, times and I think you can buy there also.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #310 on: May 31, 2018, 07:37:32 AM »
Thanks, I'm trying to buy in advance so i can plan timewise better.
Cant find the site  though....
there is an excellent easy to use app. Trainline.eu (or website). Also https://www.italiarail.com/
http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #311 on: May 31, 2018, 08:40:40 AM »
It's a pretty city to walk around in, as long as the weather cooperates. There is the shul, which is worth seeing if interested. Also many craftsman (especially leather) selling the wares on the street. There is certainly enough to do. And, if you can get approval to eat at Ruth's (different views on its kashrus - assuming it's still there), we thought it was great food.

The hashgacha changed a year ago when the local Rabbi left town and they got someone from NYC who many people don't use even when in the same country.  How said person is (was) the certifying rabbi from thousands of miles away is beyond me.   I don't know whether the situation changed over the last several months. 

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #312 on: May 31, 2018, 09:14:30 AM »
The hashgacha changed a year ago when the local Rabbi left town and they got someone from NYC who many people don't use even when in the same country.  How said person is (was) the certifying rabbi from thousands of miles away is beyond me.   I don't know whether the situation changed over the last several months.
What's the current hashgacha?
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Ughhh it's IKC
https://yeahthatskosher.com/2017/07/ruths-kosher-vegetarian-in-florence-italy-is-open-under-new-kosher-supervision/
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #313 on: May 31, 2018, 09:48:42 AM »
What's the current hashgacha?
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https://yeahthatskosher.com/2017/07/ruths-kosher-vegetarian-in-florence-italy-is-open-under-new-kosher-supervision/

Not sure if that changed over the last few months (no reason to say one way or the other) but when they got IKC it was only supposed to be temporary until they settled the Rabbi situation.  I wish they could figure out something with the Chabad just down the street.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #314 on: May 31, 2018, 05:27:01 PM »
there is an excellent easy to use app. Trainline.eu (or website). Also https://www.italiarail.com/
http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en

+1!
Seat61.com also has tons on info on Europe trains however if you only looking to take one train it might too much info for you.
Prices on Italian trains are variable, kind of airplane ticket so you might get a good deal at the train station but its better to book ahead.

There are also 2 train companies in Italy one is the national rail company - Trenitalia and one is the private one - Italo.
We took both, Italo has nicer trains but the other company is no big deal to take, I would say go based on timing and price.